Good afternoon parents,
I trust you are all well despite the crazy circumstances of the past few months. Brighter days ahead!!
I, on behalf of our president and board members, am reaching out to you today with an update regarding the club and our status for next season.
As of right now, we do not know when the pool will reopen, however, we would like to see the club ready to swim as soon as it does.
In saying that, we want to share with you some challenges that the club is facing.
Unless one more coach is hired and we elect new boards members to run the club, we regret to say that GP Synquatics will not exist next season; no matter when the pool facilities open. Currently, we have only one coach available for next year and all but one member of the 2019-2020 executive has resigned. As per regulations set by AAS (Alberta Artistic Swimming), the club needs at least two coaches and an official board needs at least three people.
If your swimmer is interested in returning when it is possible to do so and, like us, you would like to see the club continue, we ask that you please consider volunteering your time as a new board member. The club needs you!
We also ask you to please let us know if you are aware of anyone that might be interested in applying for a coaches position. We have been diligently trying to find new coaches, but have not been successful so far.
As for how the structure of the club will look should it return, we are still uncertain at this time. A competitive team is unlikely and there may only be an Intro group. Should we find a second coach and we get the necessary number of registrations, a pre-competitive group may be added. Therefore, it will be considered a recreational club only. It is also possible that we may not start up until January.
Again, unless we are able to meet the AAS requirements stated above, there will be no club at all!
Please reach out and let us know as soon as possible how and where you can help our club survive!!
President and Board
GP Synquatics Club